Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1970-09-19
- Soundboard, Seth Kaplan, Jack Warner, Jack Toner, Marty Weinberg, Chris Chappell, Sick Bits, Dwight Holmes, Steven Martin, Michael Parrish
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- DeadLists Project
d3t01 - Dark Star ->
d3t02 - St. Stephen ->
d3t03 - Not Fade Away ->
d3t04 - Darkness Jam ->
d3t05 - China Cat Jam ->
d3t06 - Not Fade Away ->
d3t07 - Turn On Your Lovelight
d3t08 - Crowd noise > Youngbloods: Get Together... ->
d3t09 - Phil and Pigpen speak ->
d3t10 - Youngbloods: Get Together -> Crowd noise
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After doing the 2-19-71, I was searching the LMA for some old boyz that would
be suitable for a matrix when I found this gem in which only the end of the
show existed in SBD. I did a test on a portion of Dark Star and nearly lost
my mind when first hearing the combination. The SBD is excellent in quality
although it lacks a little low end made up by the source 1 AUD which is quite
nice for the "outside" sections of Dark Star. The source 2 AUD covers the end
of St. Stephen through Lovelight, and the crowd interaction with Pig Pen is
really amazing, something you just don't get with a soundboard recording.
Worthy of noting (not captured in the tracking notes) are the following events:
- d3t01 Feelin' Groovy Jam @ 16:09 - 17:35
- d3t07 Let It Rock riff @ 13:52
- d3t07 Pig Pen "let's fuck" @ 10:50 and "fuck!" @ 20:19
- d3t09 Pig Pen "Why don't you guys go home and fuck somebody" @ 0:16
Aside from the incredible Dark Star (with a prominent guiro in the mix), the NFA
jams are really intense with Garcia and Weir totally going at it, at one point
playing the same China Cat lick at the same time. The loony Lovelight is just
that, with Pig imploring people from the crowd to say something into the mic, and
one guy yells "hey, let's ball in the moonlight" (9:35) - the band on fire as they
follow Pig through his crazy Saturday night rant in NYC. The band is so blown out
(Garcia's hand gets a cramp and Bobby loses his voice) that they can't do an encore.
No matter, this shit simply smokes.
Ironically, this show was pretty easy to synch, with the pitch of both AUDs and
the SBD being relatively close to each other. What posed more of a challenge
was the multiple recording level changes in the Source 1 AUD which I tried to
smooth out, mostly sucessfully. Also helping matters is Bear's SBD mix which is
spot on, plus the quality is great, I just added some Fillmore ambience from the
awesome AUD recordings, the result hopefully close to what is what like at the
show - I wouldn't know, I had just turned 4.
-------Reviews from the LlaMA:
"Best dark star + lovelight. Pigpen is perfect. Best Dark Star for 1970. Pigpen's
rap is so great in Lovelight. My favorite pre 1972 show."
"The NFA>Darkness>China Cat Jam>NFA is ridiculous. I listen pretty seriously to
this stuff (70-79) and I would put this up there with the top ten sets of the era."
"This is one of the most beautiful transluscent Dark Stars ever played. The quiet
passages are simply amazing. I can't believe this was performed live on a stage in
front of an audience. It has such an intimacy to it."
"On this night, something extra seemed to be in the air. Was it the fact that
Jimi Hendrix had been found dead the night before (with Janis short to follow)?
Something pursuaded the dead that night in NY, and the emotions were bold as love."
Thanks to Seth Kaplan for the excellent SBD extraction & conversion.
Thanks to Jack Toner and Marty Weinberg for their respective AUD recordings,
and to Dwight Holmes and Steven Martin for their A>D conversions.
Thanks to Dr. Michael Parrish for providing the Weinberg/Martin source.
Thanks to Jack Warner for the editing, assembly and conversion of the AUDs.
And, of course, thanks to the LlaMA for making this all possible.
Front Cover found at: http://www.geocities.com/deadpieshop/
All other art and layout by yours truly.
- 2008-04-09 13:53:23
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- New York, NY
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- Matrixing by Chris Chappell
- Fillmore East
Subject: Day after Jimi died
Subject: They're in the fucking zone here!!
Subject: Superb Matrix
Subject: Venue effect
Mucho gracious! !!
Subject: uuuwww aahhhh wwoooww wweeee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sweet dreamy WELL Recorded darkstar, etc etc etc.
good 1 2 show a non dead head 4 starts!
Subject: Set list incredible
Subject: Less is more
Why not just make a new track every time they change chords?
Subject: Fantastic set!
It is all outstanding! Everything you would want from every song. The Dark Star might be the best ever.
The sound is just as good as the performance.
Subject: Dark Star
Subject: beautiful set
Subject: A Wonderful Evening
Thanks for putting this together, a show for the ages
Subject: seamless playback
To avoid the annoying song breaks in the middle of playing back, for example, The Other One-->Cryptical Envelopment, just play these files on WinAmp. Forget Real Player or WMP. WinAmp is the best free audio/video player.
Subject: why chop jams up into diff tracks
There seems to be some differences in the Dark Star's for this night, so I recommend getting all shows dated 9-19-70 on the IA. Sometimes what is written is not what is recorded. Use your ears not your eyes.
Turn On Your Lovelight is outstanding. You can hear how much fun the crowd had when Pigpen was on stage. Pigpen was an amazing singer/frontman/musician. The heart and soul of the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Pigpen says just the right thing at the end of the show to get the crowd to go home...Pigpen had a way with the crowd.
Eat, Drink, be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.
Subject: The matrix makes it
Subject: Dark Star
Subject: God bless... the Grateful Dead.
This is the type of Dark Star every kid dreams about. Lucid perfection from note one. It just flows.
The note section sums it up best: Best Dark Star of 1970. No matter, this shit simply smokes.
If there's a better one for the year, someone please let me know which one it is.
Peace and hang loose.
Subject: You Gotta Be Kidding Me
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